After Suffrage: A 20/20 Perspective on Women’s Rights, 1920 – 2020

Date(s) - Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Westford Museum
2 Boston Road
Westford, MA 01886

Barbara Berenson’s second talk will address women’s rights after they finally achieved access to the ballot in 1920.  How have women fared politically and legally over the past century? Berenson will consider how women activists have built alliances and shaped laws in an effort to combat stereotypes, discrimination, and gender-based violence at home, at work, and in the public sphere.  She will review some of the key developments over the past century and include a discussion of the long and still-ongoing campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment. She will also discuss the historical connections between women who opposed suffrage and those who oppose women’s rights today.


The Westford Historical Society and Museum
in partnership with 
The League of Women Voters of Westford 
The Westford Cultural Council  

Funded in part by:

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